Pike India Pale Ale - Pike Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by beerdrifter:
3.45/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Slightly hazy orange-yellow pour with a one and a half finger head with minimal retention but nice lacing. The nose is somewhat subdued, but earthy and malt dominant with strong sappy pine being most prevalent. Bitter, earthy, piney hops up front give way to the toasty malt, but remain dominant throughout. Considering the malt is so dominant in the nose, it's very subdued in the taste. But the character of the hops are somewhat lacking for an IPA. There's pine but not much else. A bit of a wet cardboard aftertaste is present also. The creamy mouthfeel is really nice, almost cask-like. The finish almost saves it as the carmel malt kicks in and gives it a bit of balance and substance, but it's still lacking overall. No date so I can't speak to the freshness. I'll have to give it another try since the score indicates it's better than what I got out of it.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2011 14:38:07 | More by beerdrifter
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3.75/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I had this beer on-tap in a tall glass at the Alaskan Lounge at Sea-Tac Airport. My 2000th review!
Appearance: deep golden orange hue with a very light haze and a finger of creamy ivory foam leaving a nice lace on the glass. I like it.
Smell: caramelly and bready malt with an earthy, dank hop character. Pretty good, if earthy is your thing.
Taste: bready, ever so slightly biscuity malt with a dank, earthy hop character. Bitterness is pretty strong but it comes on slow. Not bad.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a nice rocky creaminess. Pretty decent for an IPA.
Overall: a good-drinkin' dank and earthy IPA. Not always my bag, but it hits the spot well enough.
Serving type: on-tap
06-17-2014 22:12:37 | More by flagmantho
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance holds a hazy orange amber color supporting a fair head leaving fair lace. Smell has a nice malt backbone with citrus and floral hop aroma. Taste is balanced between the malt and hops leaving a lingering hop in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A nice take on a PNW IPA.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2014 01:11:06 | More by Bookseeb
Pike India Pale Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.